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ZH27 is the code for my 27 year mission to extensively chart new audio realms-noises, voices, musics, sounds-including collaborations with fellow explorers worldwide. A netlabel Zanteson has been created in 2005 to promote the ZH27 recordings available online. ZH27 was originally called Zanstonean International Distribution Service. It was founded in 1983 to engage in postal exchange of original visual arts and printed matter. A cassette label exploring the audio arts was established in fall 19...


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by Zan Hoffman
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Six of thirty-one creamy porn stars.
Topics: electro-acoustic, experimental, home-taping, loopy, loop-music
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Those Creamy Porn Stars! Loops and loops with loops and more loops. Yes, just what ZH27 was lacking was a project based entirely on loop music. I'm feeling better already. Starting in October 1997 I spent quite a bit of time sampling and looping recordings from my vast home-taper collaborative tapes...and when I get them going, just so, you'll be pleased at the result. 21 Cranky Powerless Shalavas! from October 2002 was recorded in the back of Artswatch in Louisville, KY before a Sapat show...
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Het Zweet [.nl] Zanstones [ky]
Topics: experimental, home-taping, holland, dutch
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Runzlestirn & Gurglestock [.sw] t.a.c. [tn] Zanoisect [ky]
Topics: noise, home-taping, swiss
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by Zan Hoffman
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"Spd Kld Spd Rcr" and "Tuf Kld Spd Rcr" are even more nasty because the mix careens at breakneck speed and includes noises extraordinaire by Tuf. If you turn the volume up loudly enough it will sound like a jet plane taking off from your head. Not a good remedy for a hangover. In case you don't know, spd rcr is my homemade abbreviation for Speed Racer, the race car driver and hero of the Japanese cartoon I watched as a kid.
Topics: Electro-organic, home taping, cassette culture, noise music, experimental music
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Das Fröhliche Wohnzimmer [.at] + Minóy [ca]
Topics: experimental, noise, home-taping
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Mystery Hearsay [tn] Zanstones [ky]
Topics: experimental, noise, home-taping, Memphis
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Barking up another tree 24 Creamy Porn Stars know The Color Pink Sells is another roundabout way of making twisted entertainment for the loopy age. Reoccuring electronic "beat" drives through your psyche.
Topic: avantgarde, drone
Source: zh27.org
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by Zan Hoffman
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John Wiggins [ny] and I have been trading cassettes since my earliest days of home-taping.  Over the years I assembled reams of collaborative recordings of his which I compiled into a Three Movement work: Wig Opus I, II & III.
Topics: home-taping, experimental
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by Zan Hoffman
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Adam Bohman [.uk] Agog [ca]
Topics: experimental, home-taping, british, cali
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by Zan Hoffman
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Het Zweet [.nl] Zanstones [ky]
Topics: experimental, home-taping, holland, dutch
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by Zan Hoffman
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Of Thirty-One Creamy Porn Stars this is Twenty.
Topics: experimental, home-taping, loopy, loop-music
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Zan Hoffman [ky] and Commando Bruno [.es]
Topics: home-taping, experimental, Spanish, noise
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Zan Hoffman [ky] and Commando Bruno [.es]
Topics: home-taping, experimental, Spanish, noise
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Zanoisect #20.  The companion piece to ZON-O
Topics: home taping, cassette culture, noise music, drone, experimental music
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Zan Hoffman [ky] and Commando Bruno [.es]
Topics: home-taping, experimental, Spanish, noise
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I got a catalog in the mail from Blacklight Records in Russia and it was for a the widest range of Metal music that I'd seen.  It started cracking me up all the different ways the bands were listed. So this is an homage to it all.
Topics: Death Metal, Grind, Dark Metal, Core, home taping, cassette culture
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by Zan Hoffman
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An expression of my mental state ~ scattered showers!
Topics: home taping, cassette culture, sonic exploration
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by Zan Hoffman
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Begging the Unforgivable Question Twist Through Danger Dance 1.75km Deep Groove Lucid Buildings Jon Dunbar [ky] Zan Hoffman [ky] recorded at Dunbar Studios, Louisville, Kentucky.
Topics: home-taping, Louisville
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A very popular release in it's day, this features Kozi "Tuf" Matsura (jp) with special appearnces of John Wiggins (ny), Mike Tetrault (md), Der Akteur (de, Minoy (ca) and Herself (md) as well as myself, working at that time in Des Moines, Iowa.
Topics: Electro-organic, home taping, cassette culture, noise music, experimental music
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Mark Hanley [oh] Shmuzorft [.nl] Ditto [.nl]
Topics: home-tapng, guitars, experimental
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by Zan Hoffman
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Last of Casa Paco (Madrid) Sun Setting Through the Palm Trees (Almerimar) Krisna Casio Theme One (Valencia) Open Details (Valencia) States of Departure (Valencia) I created a mobile recording project  Zantrip 2000  in anticipation of my 1st solo  Zanstones  tour where all my sound material was gathered the day of the show in the city of the concert. While on tour in Spain I did this series of recordings.
Topics: electro-acoustic, experimental, home-taping
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Zute Sute Betenyck is a project with the incredible Charlie Newman at the helm. He's a good friend, a great Grandbrother fan and a successful advertising executive from Louisville. This project has me reciting, singing and vocalizing wild lyrics he wrote a couple years before I was even born! These two works could be called concept pieces because they are projects he's masterminded. He plays Pro One, does mixing and uses old reel to reel rhythm tracks of his. CBC3 is also featured on Volume 1...
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Topics: Electro-organic, home taping, cassette culture, noise music, experimental music
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Featuring Adam Bohman, Agog, Crow, De Fabriek, Factor X, Kazuhiro Ohtsuuka, Merz, Minoy, Mystery Hearsay, PBK, Seiei Jack, Sismoid, Tuf, Van Der Veens.
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Topic: Electro-organic, home taping, cassette culture
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Zanoisect #67 is the six and last part of the "Flattened Hierarchy" series. Featuring Outermost [.jp]
Topics: home taping, cassette culture, noise music, experimental music, harsh noise
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Mystery Hearsay [tn] Zanstones [ky]
Topics: experimental, noise, home-taping, Memphis
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Agog  [ca]  Keona Umberto Plumber  [ky] 
Topics: experimental, home-taping, west-coast
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The second of thirty-one creamy porn stars.
Topics: experimental, loopy, loop-music, home-taping
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Of thirty-one Creamy Porn Stars, this is the sixteenth.
Topics: experimental, home-taping, loops, loop-music
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Of Thirty-One Creamy Porn Stars this is Four.
Topics: experimental, home-taping, loopy, loop-music
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Nick [in] Mike Stevens [ia] Face In The Crowd [.uk] Gory Armadillos Exacting Chortles [ia] meets the face of the Channel 15 Super Auction.
Topics: experimental, home-taping
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Zanoisect #85  with  Jorge Castro  [pr]
Topics: home taping, cassette culture, noise music, experimental music, noise, Puerto Rican Noise
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(no mustache under his nose) is shmuzorft [.nl] zanstones [ky] foundation t. diez [il] onnyk [.jp] kazuhiro ohtsuka [.jp]
Topics: experimental, home-taping, dutch, japanese
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by Zan Hoffman
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Zanstones 24 ~ What Do You Say extensive liner notes appear on the cover Featuring: Cauchy 138 [.nl] Foundation T. Diez [il] Nox [.de] Paul Dickenson  [co] Rik Rue [.au] Robert I. Gillham [.uk] Tuf [.jp] Das Fröhliche Wohnzimmer [.at]
Topics: home taping, cassette culture, home recording, experimental music, noise, experimental
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City-specific concerts for Kentucky Hemp Outfitters in Louisville and another for Seattle. 
Topics: home taping, cassette culture, experimental music, sound gathering, sonic exploration
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Zanoisect #33 Since the late 1980's Kazuhiro Ohtsuka (Trial Run Tapes, Japan) has been sending collaborative cassettes for experimental reworking. This marks the second era of these works.
Topics: home taping, noise music, cassette culture, japanese noise, experimental music
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by Zan Hoffman
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A six-part collaboration series with Lordamonagog XVII. Damien "Agog" Bisiglia from Northridge, California
Topics: agog, electro-acoustic, experimental, home-taping
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by Zan Hoffman
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Mike Jackson [tn] Zanstones [ky] Mike ran the Cephalic Index cassette label.
Topics: noise, home-taping, memphis
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Since his earliest networking days as Disco Splendor with Minoy, I have enthusasticly written, traded and collaborated with California artist Phillip B Klinger. This is my favorite early work with him. The title is a swipe at the Kipling (?) "Man Who Would Be King".
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Topic: Electro-organic
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One of the most charming of the city-specific concerts of Spain in the 2000 tour was this work for the city south of Madrid where the four Universities of Madrid were founded in the 13th century ~ Alcala de De Henares.
Topics: home taping, cassette culture, sound gathering, sonic exploration
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Rhythms, atmospheres, organic street sounds captivated and densities explored.
Topics: home taping, cassette culture, noise music, experimental music, field recording
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Audiobiographical Tidbits has some delightful experiments in songmaking. Bodycocktail istelf is not interested in trends or styles of music in the present day. We admit a nostalgia for the new wave synth pop era but cannot bring ourselves to make a polished or derivative effort without tongue firmly lodged in cheek. Tidbits has the hit "'L.S.D." which was actually finished before I noticed with silly satisfaction the hallucinagenic coincidence of the title. Bodycocktial doesn't make...
Topics: Electropop, new wave
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Adam Bohman [.uk] and Zanstones [ky] A fridge too far? Many surprisingly happy returns All odious, some more so than others Having paused for breath Spring is sprung Trickle-down turnaround
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Topics: experimental, electro-acoustic, home-taping, noise
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Ken Ken Ken Ken Ken Ken Clinger, what are you doing with the human race? Ken Clinger [pa]
Topics: bovine, home-taping
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Of Thirty-One Creamy Porn Stars this is Thirty.
Topics: experimental, home-taping, loopy, loop-music
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Agog [ca] Keona Umberto Plumber [ky] Mike Stevens [ia]
Topics: experimental, home-taping, west-coast
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by Zan Hoffman
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(no mustache under his nose) is shmuzorft [.nl] zanstones [ky] big city orchestra [ca] mystery hearsay [tn]
Topics: experimental, home-taping, dutch, cali, memphis
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Zanoisect #40
Topics: home taping, cassette culture, noise music, experimental music
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by ZanHoffman
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Zanoisect #66 is the fifth part of the "Flattened Hierarchy" series. Featuring Outermost [.jp]
Topics: home taping, cassette culture, noise music, experimental music, harsh noise
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One of the concept releases from this era where all the songs are woven into a side-long release.
Topics: home taping, cassette culture, new wave, pop. concept album
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The document behind the mad show at Rudyard Kipling for Insomniacathon.
Topics: home taping, cassette culture, experimental music
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Hail, Sorrows (11/13) Ken Clinger [pa] John Wiggins [ny] Zan [ky] from WYW Tom Furgas [oh] PBK [mi] from wicked mi* Ditto [.nl] PBK my hero or edhym  Mystery Hearsay [tn] just another notch on my guitar CBC3 [ky] Zan The title of this work is from a headline taken from The Economist concerning the earliest outbreak of mad cow disease. 
Topics: home taping, experimental
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reclusion is death confusion is deaf our future all radical information destroys any combination is disastrous Featuring: Ugly Obtrusive Dudes [ky] Robert Ommundsen [.no] Agog [ca] Fenner Castner [ky] CBC3 [ky] Chris Cornett [ky] Barry Edgar Pilcher [uk] Zanoisect [ky] Burnell Woodside [ia] Mike Stevens [ia] Inverse Zanatone [ky] Tuf [.jp] Kazuhiro Ohtsuuka [.jp] 40 Seconds Until Death [ky]
Topics: home taping, experimental
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One more for/from the road...
Topics: home taping, cassette culture, experimental music
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"FF; Volume and Variety" is unquestionably my most celebrated release. For many years it was my most distributed tape. It captures my techniques and compositional verve at a real high. This tape uses sounds and voices by E. Oliva, Robert Ommundsen, Robert I Gillham, Barry Edgar Pilcher, Fendrums, Het Zweet, and Dog as Master. I wish I could objectively describe this tape, but I've heard it so much it's impossible.
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The Spanish city of Lugo, in Galicia, is the only remaining city with a fully encircling Roman wall.  The opportunity to walk atop this wall around the old city is reason enough to book shows there even if they are not going to be the best attended.  The Vagalume venue, in the old city, is rustic and I was able to use any number of things just sitting around as part of my Zanstones show.  Crusty horns, orange flyers for an event long past, whatever.  The show was quirky, funny and...
Topics: home taping, cassette culture, sonic exploration, sound gathering, Lugo, Galicia
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To Outloop Croiners in the Anathema of His Bones With sounds and sources from Zan Hoffman, CBC3 and Barb Hall. Mix coordination by Tom Furgas.
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Topics: electro-organic, home taping, cassette culture, noise music, experimental music
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Deaf Mix For Jake Hobo is a much-loved work from the Elevation of Anxiety sub-label which housed collabortions between Minoy and myself. This work is a pointy-jivey trapsing through Minoy's twisted recording with a who's who of 1980's home taper cameos shuttled in as nescessary. Minoy is a home-taping whirlwind out of Torrance, Califorinia in the 1980's + our EoA collaborations are over 50 varied and challenging releases still available from ZH27.org. This takes the jake hobo random thing one...
Topics: Experimental, home taping, cassette culture
Source: http://www.zh27.org/z/411.html
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If you've never been to Granada, Spain you are in for a treat. The south of Spain was the crown jewel of Islam in the 9-11th centuries when the Alhambra was built. Beyond the living quarters are sets of gardens and water-works there are an example of what awaits you in heavens for all your work conquering Spain from the Catholics for Allah.  A blissfully ignored quarter of the highly touristic remains are the gardens of Ahlhambra Generalife, which are free.  This recording captures an array...
Topics: home taping, cassette culture, field recordings, water, Alhambra, Alhambra Generalife, Granada,...
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The seventh tape "40 x 40" took longer than any other tape in my catalog to make. I commissioned everyone I was writing at the time to send me 40 second pieces to work with and I proceeded to make forty 40 second compositions figuring that the time restriction allowed for many small ideas to be presented that may not stand on their own for longer duration. The result is still what I consider brilliant after all these years. A true 'ZH27 Classic'.
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Zanoisect #13 is the 4th installment of the "Icy Domains" series.
Topics: cassette culture, home taping, experimental music, noise music
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Before the Suzuki goes home... Telling Zoo Key.
Topics: home taping, cassette culture, experimental music, violin
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Indeed.
Topics: home taping, cassette culture, noise music, experimental music
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Sometimes I like release titles to speak for themselves, like in this instance.  
Topics: home taping, cassette culture, experimental music, tantric
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Zanoisect #57
Topics: home taping, cassette culture, noise music, experimental music, drone
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Midnight Flight with 15 Hectoring Linemen rushes right in, stumbling, fumbling, talking and rumbling through your living room. An all-star lineup from Vienna, Chile, Memphis, Puerto Rico and St. Petersburg in danger of crumbling before your very ears. Trouble.
Topics: electro-organic, home taping, cassette culture, noise music, experimental music
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After extensive tape trading my home-taping compatriots had amassed a collection of my works & I commissioned and received three remixes from friends with big collections of my Zidsic (Zanstonean International Distribution Service's Independent Cassettes) tapes. This volume is curated by Tom Furgas [oh].
Topics: home-taping, experimental
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(no mustache under his nose) is shmuzorft [.nl] zanstones [ky]
Topics: experimental, home-taping, dutch
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Ken Clinger invented Zanguts as name for a tape where he mixed and meshed all of the tape of mine he had including early releases and audio letters. Some of these releases (*) were not released as Zanguts but fit the series nonetheless and are thus included here. As the Speckled Bird Molting and the Cock Also is a humorous trip though my recordings as constructed on four-track by Mr. Clinger. Hearing this tape always brings me pleasure because he has revitalized my recordings adding levity and...
Topics: electro-organic, home taping, cassette culture, noise music, experimental music
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You Can Eat Dead Moons / Crying on the Sun  is two 15 minute compositions recorded in 1985. "Eat" is a smeary dive into the netherworlds with  Mystery Hearsay [tn]  and  ECDM [.es]  ("Anytime, you can listen"). "Crying" is propelled by the magical distorted rhythms of Sismoid  and mutated by the curious recordings of  T.Diez [il] .
Topics: home taping, cassette culture, experimental music, cassette culture, noise music, experimental music
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The cult of Kim Il Sung involved schoolchildren performing "Floral Basket Laying Music" for him one fine June 7th day.  That in turn inspired this work allowing me to be the first western artist to make this kind of music.
Topics: home taping, cassette culture, floral basket laying music, experimental music, Juche music
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Zanoisect's 1st release.
Topics: home taping, cassette culture, noise music, experimental music
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Zanoisect #101  featuring Jazznoise [.es]
Topics: home taping, cassette culture, noise music, experimental music, Spanish noise, drone
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Zanoisect #34 featuring Kazuhiro Ohtsuka [.jp]
Topics: cassette culture, home taping, noise music, experimental music, harsh noise, Japanese noise
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Zanoisect #54  Featuring  Outermost  [.jp]
Topics: home taping, cassette culture, experimental music, noise music, harsh noise, Japanese noise